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Mayday to give more charity concerts

Staff writer, with CNA

The rock band Mayday will give a charity concert in Hsinchu County on Friday, after rocking central Taiwan for charity last month, event organizers said.

The band, in collaboration with Mercuries Life Insurance, plan to perform a total of three charity concerts to encourage the public to show their love and support for others.

For Friday’s concert, the county government said that it would block off several streets in front of the county government office building to accommodate an estimated 50,000 concertgoers.

At least eight 300-inch monitors will be set up at the venue, the organizers said.

The county government will also section off a “front-row” area, to which only people who donate at least five receipts eligible for the government-run receipt lottery will be admitted.

The designated area is expected to attract 5,000 people and the proceeds that come from the receipts will be given to local charities, the organizers said.

The band held its first charity concert on June 1 in Greater Taichung and is scheduled to give its third charity concert in Taipei on Sunday.

Meanwhile, three members of popular Japanese girl band, AKB48 arrived in Taiwan yesterday, after being invited to promote tourism in Taipei.

Upon their arrival at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport), Haruka Katayama, Maria Abe and Ayaka Kikuchi greeted their fans by saying: “I love Taipei” in Mandarin.

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